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Polymer clay folded earrings

Posted on Saturday February 16th, 2013 at 02:24 PM in Nocrochet | 0 comments

Gefalteter Fimo Ohrring - folded polymer clay earring

When I wear this type earring I’m asked “Are they self-made?” Especially since the small, delicate version of the folded polymer clay earrings is elegant and fragile. It’s really worth and just a little effort.

First the color is selected or a color mixture is prepared. I take two colors and knead the clay until a beautiful grain is produced. After kneading, the mass is formed into a long string or into a thin band, which is divided in the middle with a knife. Put the band carefully in a zigzag pattern on the eyepin and you may turn it a little on the pin for a more complex form.

I put every polymer clay earring on a glass plate and put it in the oven according to manufacturer’s instructions. After the mass is cold, the eyepin can be turned into a loop and an ear hook is attached to the folded polymer clay earring.

You’ll find the english description and a step-by-step collage in this free PDF-file: polymer clay folded earrings english tutorial

This article is the second part of a series about my polymer clay earrings, I design for the past several years. Even though I normally do not have a talent with delicate forms, I still love crafting them.

The nice thing about making polymer clay jewelry is that you can to take your time. I often leave the earrings for several days on the glass plate and fill it piece by piece until I finally put it in the oven.

Gefaltete Fimo Ohrringe step-by-step Collage - folded polymer clay earrings step-by-step collage

Gefaltete Fimo Ohrringe step-by-step Anleitung – folded polymer clay earrings step-by-step tutorial

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